MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 31,251 this week

The Lost Squadron (1932)

Passed  -  Drama | History | War  -  12 March 1932 (USA)
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 354 users  
Reviews: 13 user | 9 critic

Three World War I fighter pilots manage to land jobs in hard times just after the war as Hollywood stunt fliers working for the dictatorial director von Furst.

Director:

Writers:

(from the story by), (screen play), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 714 titles
created 17 May 2011
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 24 Dec 2012
 
a list of 173 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 335 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Lost Squadron" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Lost Squadron (1932)

The Lost Squadron (1932) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Lost Squadron.
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Gibson
...
Follette
Robert Armstrong ...
Woody
...
The Pest
...
Red
...
Von Furst (as Erich Von Stroheim)
...
Fritz
Ralph Ince ...
Jettick
Marjorie Peterson ...
Stenographer
Ralph Lewis ...
Joe
William B. Davidson ...
Lelewer (as William Davidson)
Edit

Storyline

Three World War I fighter pilots manage to land jobs in hard times just after the war as Hollywood stunt fliers working for the dictatorial director von Furst.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | History | War

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 March 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Lost Squadron  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.19 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Pat O'Brien was originally set to star in the film, only to be replaced by Richard Dix. See more »

Goofs

At the start, during the aerial dog fight, the front aiming machine guns fire too quickly for the bullets to pass through the propellers. See more »

Connections

Featured in David O. Selznick: 'Your New Producer' (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Over There
(1917) (uncredited)
Music by George M. Cohan
Strains played during the opening credits
Also played more fully as background music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Pre-code warbirds
10 June 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this pre-code movie a tad predictable but still enjoyable on several levels. I thought the behind-the-scenes look at the making of a World War I movie in 1930's Hollywood were quite fascinating. Erich Von Stroheim's autocratic director was both menacing and acerbically funny at the same time, although bordering on the campy. Richard Dix as 'Gibby' was only adequate as the central character, but Joel McCrea's naturalism shone through as 'Red'. I found it interesting too, that one of the central themes of this movie was the inadequacy the flyers suffered in civilian life, becoming tramps before riding the rails to Hollywood. They were trained to fly in war, and they end up flying in war movies...the difficulty of adjusting to peacetime was an issue not touched upon much in Hollywood until "The Best Years of Our Lives", almost 15 years later. Finally, to the delight of those of us who love pre-code movies, we are treated to Robert Armstrong giving Dix the bird as Dix tries to coax Armstrong into landing his sabotaged plane!


20 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
A curious scene? bklyn11237
What types of planes were used in The Lost Squadron? joan.murphy
The Von Furst Logo blacksunday52
speedboat rescue allenpetrich
Discuss The Lost Squadron (1932) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?